/ nucl-ex arXiv:1310.8286


System-size dependence of open-heavy-flavor production in nucleus-nucleus collisions at $\sqrt{s_{_{NN}}}$=200 GeV


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Abstract: The PHENIX Collaboration at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider has measured open heavy flavor production in Cu$+$Cu collisions at $\sqrt{s_{_{NN}}}$=200 GeV through the measurement of electrons at midrapidity that originate from semileptonic decays of charm and bottom hadrons. In peripheral Cu$+$Cu collisions an enhanced production of electrons is observed relative to $p$$+$$p$ collisions scaled by the number of binary collisions. In the transverse momentum range from 1 to 5 GeV/$c$ the nuclear modification factor is $R_{AA}$$\sim$1.4. As the system size increases to more central Cu$+$Cu collisions, the enhancement gradually disappears and turns into a suppression. For $p_T>3$ GeV/$c$, the suppression reaches $R_{AA}$$\sim$0.8 in the most central collisions. The $p_T$ and centrality dependence of $R_{AA}$ in Cu$+$Cu collisions agree quantitatively with $R_{AA}$ in $d+$Au and Au$+$Au collisions, if compared at similar number of participating nucleons $\langle N_{\rm part} \rangle$.

Web-Page: http://inspirehep.net/record/1262739/files/PHENIX_2005.png; http://inspirehep.net/record/1262739/files/RAA_central.png; http://inspirehep.net/record/1262739/files/RAA_e_pi0.png; http://inspirehep.net/record/1262739/files/RAA_vs_Ncoll.png; http://inspirehep.net/record/1262739/files/RAA_vs_Npart.png; http://inspirehep.net/record/1262739/files/RCuCu.png; http://inspirehep.net/record/1262739/files/RNP_MB.png; http://inspirehep.net/record/1262739/files/Rcp_cp.png; http://inspirehep.net/record/1262739/files/cucu_auau.png; http://inspirehep.net/record/1262739/files/cucu_dau.png; http://inspirehep.net/record/1262739/files/cucu_raa_vitev.png; http://inspirehep.net/record/1262739/files/hfspectra.png; http://inspirehep.net/record/1262739/files/arXiv:1310.8286.pdf


Note: *Brief entry*; 380 authors, 13 pages, 12 figures, 2 tables. Submitted to Phys. Rev. C. Plain text data tables for the points plotted in figures for this and previous PHENIX publications are (or will be) publicly available at http://www.phenix.bnl.gov/papers.html

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